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was captured when a viewer of "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed today because of al qaeda threats against american interests. the embassy is not saying if there is any specific threat. and it's unclear when it will reopen. the head of u.s. centcom, saved petraeus, met with yemen's president yesterday. a senior u.s. government official says they discussed the latest intelligence on al qaeda in yemen. he also gave yemen's president several messages from president obama. yesterday mr. obama tied al qaeda to that attempted airline attack on christmas day. he said al qaeda's yemeni branch trained the suspected bomber and gave him explosives. >> this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they've bombed yemeni facilities and western hotels, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al q
and manufacturers of america wants those drugs protected from low cost jenngen competitors. the group's top executive sent an e-mail to board members obtained by cnn and other media outlets. in it, he said it could not support the health reform bill if the drugs get fewer than 12 years of protection for their patents. >>> preliminary autopsy results show a southern indiana basket player may have died from a heart condition. 21 year jeron lewis collapsed during a game. he later died at the hospital. the team's coach says lewis showed no sign of health problems before he collapsed. fans say they saw lewis hit his head during a hard fall under the basket with about four minutes left to go in the game and his teammates say lewis lost 40 pounds over the summer as part of an effort to get in shape. >>> today your views question, police and privacy. it seems cameras are everywhere these days. ever since the police beating of rodney king was videotaped in 1991, the practice has become common especially with places like facebook and youtube. recently a few people in boston spotted officers making ar
this on my facebook page, just search chuck roberts hln to bring it up. julie says, absolutely, america is the land of opportunity. that's why everyone wants to move here. if they have applied for legal status and meet all the requirements, why not? jeff said they should be able to enroll. once in class ins can find them, arrest them and deport them. deport them. we have patrick on a plane on the tarmac in jacksonville. is that right? patrick, can you hear me? all right. he's gone. i'm sorry. you have to shut that phone down when they tell you to. i understand. linda's on the line in maine. where are you on this, linda? what do you think? >> caller: it comes to the blien bottom line. they are breaking laws and getting benefits for it. i don't understand it. our kids don't get a lot of benefits they should. why should people be given special rights because they are here illegally? they are breaking the law. >> well, they are applying for status, paying the bills, paying their taxes, trying to be civically responsible. once they are citizen ises it's okay? >> if they became citizens i can
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
but it's not going anywhere. >> create more jobs. >> create more jobs. >> most of america who was hurt by this has not recovered. >> got like 1,000 people applying for one job. and $10 an hour. how can you really even live on $10 an hour. >> a lot of companies i've applied to are hiring now where they weren't last year. >> everybody needs to work because without work you got crime and everything gets worse. >> america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it will take us longer to bounce back than a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: that's a lot of people with a lot of views. everyone counts. i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. >> views from the street just one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln and you can catch it here every day. >>> america's children are dealing with some pretty adult problems and they may begin at the dinner table. we'll bring you some eye opening news about a grown up health risk yo
. >> create more jobs. create more jobs. >> most of america who was hurt by this has not recovered. >> we've got like 1,000 people applying for one job. that's like $10 an hour. and how can you really even count on $10 an hour? >> a lot of companies that i applied to are now hiring where they weren't last year, not evenory the summer. >> everybody needs to work. without work you've got crime, and everything just gets worse. >> america wants a good story. and the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us, and we bounced back. the reality it is going to take us longer than a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. we're in deep crap. >> hopefully, the worst days are behind us. >> that's a lot of people with a lot of views, and everyone counts. i'm joe carter, and i'll see you on the streets. >>> "views from the street" one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln, and you can catch it here every day. >>> america's children grdealin with pretty adult problems. we'll show you a grownup health risk your children are facing. >>> cdc researchers say one out of five american chi
's the responsibility the world, not especially of america. >> that's their country. maybe we have stepped in too much. >> i think the u.s. is spread a little thin. >> i don't know if it's stretched too thin. i i had there is always going to be conflicts, especially in that part of the world. >> i think we have an obligation to speak out and use diplomatic efforts to step in military airily any time there is something like that going on. it's really not justified. >> we should try to help other countries. but i still maintain the fact that we should do better here as well. >> reporter: i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. >> and you'll see more of joe carter. so if you see him and he asks you a question, tell him what you think. >>> american politics reels from a supreme court ruling. critics say the justices just unleashed a flood of corporate money into the process. is this the price of free speech? your views just ahead. >>> reaction to the supreme court's decision on campaign finance has been sharp and bitterly divided. >> the bottom line is this -- the supreme court has just predetermin
. >> everybody needs to work. without work, you have crime. everything just gets worse. >> you know, america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it's going to take us longer to bounce back than, you know, a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: well, that's a lot of people with a lot of views. and everyone counts. i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> "views from the street," one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln. we'll have more from joe all week. >>> the third wife of former chicago area police sergeant drew peterson may testify from the grave today. kathleen save yoe's family is expected to describe her fears that peterson might kill her. initially her death in 2004 was ruled an accidental drowning. after peterson's fourth wife stacy disappeared, investigators reopened the investigation into savio's death. peterson has plead not guilty. a judge will decide if statements from these hearings will make it into pet
. in his party's weekly address, he said making afghanistan more secure is key to making america more secure. >> to circumvent and preempt this threat, we rely heavily on our intelligence gathering systems professionals at home and abroad. the recent suicide attack on the cia in khost reminded us of the determination of terrorists. the rest of umar farouk abdulmutallab makes clear that there is much to be reviewed in the way that intelligence is shared, collected, analyzed, in our methods of approach. at home, a systemic failure within our intelligence analysis and airport security must be corrected to defeat the ever changing strategy of those who seek to harm america. >> the afghan parliament is turning thumbs down on most of president hamid karzai's cabinet appointments. for the second time, lawmakers have rejected the ma jrt of the president's nominees. just seven of the 17 ministers are in office. members of parliament complained some nominees are too cozy with afghan warlords and others too cozy with the afghan operations. the president is leaning on him to get his government in
in the arabian pensual yea trained him and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni government facilities, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al qaeda terrorists. >> in his party's weekly address, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered an upbeat look for the new year. mcconnell says despite last year's serious challenges, he has no doubt the american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double-digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. and in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women of our own day who keep a lonely watch to defend the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware of how many americans were out of work this christmas. but these challe
years. >> i'm a democrat, but i'm not here so that the democratic party trumps everything in america. it's got to be -- it's got to do what's right for america. >> reporter: like you as a republican would say the same? >> precisely the same. >> reporter: both men say senator-elect brown's win in massachusetts proves they're right. brown, like kucinich and johnson, has an independent streak. what do you hope president obama will say in his state of the union? >> i hope he says that we want to reach out to all people in the process and come up with a product, not only on health care, but on foreign policy and others that will work for america. >> reporter: and then actually do it. >> well, i hope he smiles and says, i hear you. i hear you loud and clear. and that we're going to direct our policies accordingly. >> reporter: back to senator-elect brown for a moment. he told the senator leadership when he was in d.c. he's no rubber stamp. t"the washington post" is reporting that brown saying he had wide support and wants to be inclusi inclusive. he also said, you know, name calling on all tha
for attack for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they bombed yemeni facilities and restaurants and hotels, restaurants and embassies, including our embassy in 2008 killing one american. as president, i made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, strengthening and equipping their facilities to streng strengthen against al qaeda terrorists. >>> minority leader mitch mcconnell delivered and up bebe outlook for the new year, says despite serious challenges he has no doubt american people will see better days. >> two long and difficult wars, a prolonged recession, double digit unemployment, these are difficult days for our nation. in this new year, we're grateful for the courageous men and women who keep a lonely watch for the cause of liberty. we're also painfully aware how many americans are out of work this christmas. these challenges don't define us as a people. what's always defined america is it ability to overcome even the most daunting difficulties. >> from terror concerns to health care, to economic meltdown
will not be foresaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you, the world stands with you, we know that you are a strong and resilient people. you have endured a history of slavery and struggle of natural disaster and recovery and through it all your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. so today you must know that help is arriving. much, much more help is on the way. >> we're following late developments in haiti and will bring you any updates, any breaking news as soon as it happens. but let's get to some other news today. >>> the u.s. is close low watching what's called a credible threat from al qaeda in yemen. senior officials tell cnn the threat is in specific but say it has to do with aviation. there is some information about a time frame but not a location. one says al qaeda is already adapting to new security measures. officials say information was found while following up on the accused christmas day airplane bomber. >>> you may have some airport delays to deal with. security issues, of course, are anging. they're v
on information that the suspect was a possible terror threat. >>> we have a news conference underway, america's most wanted, which was very instrumental in cracking the case of that thanksgiving massacre, is about to hold a news conference and we hope to join that shortly. let me move on to this story first. >>> there were fears of a possible terror threat at last year's inauguration. "the new york times" reports somali extremists might set off explosives as the president took the oath of office. u.s. intelligence agencies did not yet know the threat was a false alarm. defense secretary robert gates was rurkd toshed to a secret lo just in case. >> one of the things that the new administration and old administration agreed to keep robert gates, the defense secretary, away from the inauguration in a secure location, a secret location, sgluft case the wor-- just in c the worst happened and everybody were to be killed in a catastrophic event, he would be able to take over the presidency. >> the reported threat turned out to be little more than a rumor. >>> a suicide bomber who killed seven cia em
list of the dirtiest hotels in america. and this year's top honor goes to the heritage marina hotel in san francisco. one customer who stayed there said she found roaches in the room and leftover food in the microwave. a spokesperson for the hotel says its ranking was based on irate anonymous postings and didn't reflect the true condition of the hotel. trip adviser's list is based on reviews posted to its website. >>> what you're looking at right here, that's not a drill. those firefighters are in a water fight. crews from across the midwest gathered in iowa for the 35th annual winter water fights. 200 teams competed in this big event trying to spray a hanging barrel to the opposite end. that's the goal. it has turned into somewhat of a tradition for firefighters. >>> at 47, football legend hershel walker is starting a new sport. >> at age 47 when most nfl players have long walked away from the violent sport, herschel walker begins a new profession defined by armbars, choke holds and tapouts. the heisman trophy winner, nfl great and u.s. olympian can now add mma fighter to his resum
're looking to get away for the weekend. trip adviser.com has the dirtiest hotels in america. this year's top honor goes to the heritage marina hotel in san francisco. one customer who stayed there found roaches in the room and leftover food in the microwave. a spokesperson says the ranking was based on irate anonymous postings which didn't relate the true condition of the hotel. the list is based on reviews posted to the website. >>> how would you like this deal? take as much time off as you want and get paid for it. that's what a the boss of a seattle company told employees this week. the ceo of social strata, rosemary o'neal said she was sure her employees would think they were being punked but this is no joke. folks get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neal says her employees are grown-ups. those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they are not hiring right now. >>> we're getting your views on the story. here are a few of them. john posted this on facebook. it's refreshing to
in the florida keys called authorities saturday after recognizing one guest as a suspect on "america's most wanted." the father of one of the victims, a 6-year-old girl, says he's relieved. >> that means i'll be able to sleep a little better tonight. i won't be patrolling inside my house with my shotgun waiting, you know, thinking that the monster is right around the corner. i've been in protective mode. and now that he's captured, at least my family we can begin the healing process. >> police have been looking for him since november. he's accused of shooting his twin sisters, a 79-year-old aunt and his 6-year-old cousin. after the shooting, marriage's father told police that his son had a history of mental illness and recently stopped taking his medication. >>> starting to day people flying to the u.s. from countries like pakistan and yemen are going to face tougher screening. the enhanced techniques include full body pat downs, body scans and searches of carry on luggage. this is in direct response to the failed christmas day bomb plot. a senior government official tells cnn the list goes
inside pakistan. perhaps more ominously, he threatened more attacks are coming against america both outside and inside the united states. the man sitting beside al balawi in the video is the new leader of the pakistani branch. this is another picture we got from kalil al balawi's family. >>> police in england arrested three men who they say threatened staff aboard a plane bound for dubai. the men were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat and are in jail in london. it happened last night as the plane got ready to take off from heathrow airport. all the passengers were taken off the plane while police searched it with bomb-sniffing dogs. they found nothing suspicious. heathrow remained open during the incident. >>> the togo national soccer team has withdrawn from the african cup of nations tournament. the team pulled out of the games this morning in the wake of that devastating attack that killed at least two people when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying the team to the tournament. it happened on the border between angola and republic of congo. so far there's no claim of r
of slavery. clearly he's out of touch not only america and his district but how african-americans feel about these arabs. >> steele himself has been under pressure to step down as rnc chairman. he says he's not going anywhere. some republicans not too happy about his book that takes shot at the gop. in it he accuses party leaders of abandoning conservative principles over the past decade. steele apologized for not alerting republicans about the content. but says if critics don't like him, they should fire him or shut up. >>> one of president obama's top economic advisers said in order to reduce the deficit, the white house must reduce unemployment. christina romer hinted more stimulus spending may be needed for the economy. last week's job numbers were a problem. >> we are continuing the pattern of job loss. i'll give you one statistic in the first quarter 2009 we were losing 691,000 jobs a month. now with the new numbers we know we were losing 69,000. that's way too many. it's not job gains but a tenth of when we came into office. >> she's in charge of the president's council of economic ad
family, we can even begin the healing process. >> merhige was captured when a viewer of the show "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> a woman is resting at her parents' how after authorities say he is escaped from her ex-fiance say. police say dennis cox kidnapped julie anne kilgore in colorado last tuesday. three days later he is escaped while they were at a wyoming hotel. cox fled back to colorado and was killed in a shoot-out with police. >> he had a pistol, and he was holding it to his head and they were yelling drop the gun, drop the gun. >> kilgore's father says his daughter broke off her engagement with cox last sunday. >>> mexican police say they have captured the head of the notorious drug cartel. carlos beltran leyva was arrested wednesday. authorities say leyva was taken into custody after he showed a fake driver's license with an alias they knew he had been using. his arrest comes just a week after his brother arturo was killed in a shoot-out outside mexico city. >>> iran has issued an ultimatum over its nuclear program. it's threatening to enrich nuclear fu
and the people of the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. we stand united with the people of haiti who have shown incredible resilience. we will help them to recover and rebuild. >>> former presidents clinton and george w. bush will lead a fund-raising effort to help out haiti. the money they raise clintonbushhaitifund.org. we have more coverage so stay with hln on that. >>> police in phoenix arrested five people at an immigration rally directed at one man. they turned out to take aim against the sheriff. the sheriff shouldn't handle immigration enforcement. he said he was not bathered by the huge rally and said protesters should direct their efforts at congress which writes the laws. >>> an unusual discovery for police in north carolina searching a home, they found a garage out back, drug dogs sniffed a door in a building and that led to a school bus used to grow marijuana. police say suspects used backhoes which they converted to a grow room. three people arrested. >>> an nfl player with family members in haiti finds solace on the field. >> reporter: after last night's g
of touch not only with where america and his district are but how african-americans feel about these issues. >> steele, himself, has been under pressure to step down as the rnc chairman but says he's not going anywhere. some republicans are not too happy about his new book that takes shots at the gop. in it he accuses party leaders of abandoning conservative principles over the past decade. steele apologized for not alerting republicans about the book's content, but says if critics don't like him they should fire him or shut up. >>> one of president obama's top economic advisers says in order to reduce the deficit the white house must reduce unemployment. appearing on cnn, christine ma roamer hinted more stimulus spending may be needed to lift the economy and last month's jobs numbers were a step back for the administration. the overall trend in unemployment is the more important issue. >> with are continuing the pattern of moderating job loss. i'll give you one statistic. in the first quarter of 2009 we were losing on average 691,000 jobs a month. with the new numbers in the fourth quarter
department, attention dog rescue. >>> what, if anything, should be done to fix america's health care system? >> you think people should pay more taxes so we all can have health care sp. >> yeah, that sounds good. >> it scares me a little bit. >> that is our very own joe carter. he's out getting your views from the street on health care reform. >>> britain is raising its terror threat level from substantial up to severe, its second highest level. the country's home secretary says, although there's no intelligence suggesting an attack is imminent, just the level of threat means the government believes a terrorist attack is highly likely. the move comes after the christmas day attempt to blow up a northwest airlines flight to detroit. days ago, the uk suspended all direct flights to yemen and expanded its security watch list. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is getting a firsthand look at u.s. military operations in iraq. he met with u.s. troops in baghdad today. earlier, he talked with iraqi leaders about that country's upcoming elections. he also said the united states will appeal a d
. >>> attorney general eric holder, america's first black attorney general, defended harry reid today saying, i don't think there's a prejudice bone in his body. npr's political editor is kind enough to take some time to join us today and talk about all this. ken, thanks for your time. where is this thing going? >> we thought in 2002 when trent lott said the thing about strom thurmond that the republicans are trying to compare it to, everyone thought trent lott would survive and he was out in a couple of weeks. i think republicans don't realize there's a difference between the what trent lott and harry reid said. >> how so? >> harry reid was actually praising barack obama, although i don't know anybody in the 20th century, 21st century or 19th century that talks about negroes. that's not a word you hear so often. very surprised that harry reid would say it and say it to a reporter. the other point is that trent lott did have, first of all, the president of the united states who was the object of this criticism from the comment from reid, accepted the apology. blacks did not accept trent lott's
the car. >> as long as there's something to fix, the small business entrepreneur in america will fix it. >> reporter: i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> yes, he will. "views from the street," that's another way we're giving you our views throughout the day with joe carter. we'll be airing more of these throughout the week. >>> today marks the 25th federal observance of the birthday of dr. martin luther king jr. as we pause, of course, to remember the legendary civil rights leader, we wonder, has his vision for equal rights been fulfilled? we'll hear your views on the dream of dr. martin luther king jr. >>> family members gathered at king's memorial to lay a wreath there and people gathered for a special ceremony at ebeneezer baptist church where he preached until his death in 1968. president and mrs. obama are participating in several events tonight and will attend a concert at washington's kennedy center. today marks the 25th federal observance of dr. king's birthday. a new cnn poll found that when asked if the u.s. has fulfilled dr. king's vision, the results were basicall
of america and goldman sachs kept in place. he announced new limits on big banks' involvement on hedge funds and bank trading that go beyond regulatory reform plans making their way through capitol hill. >> never again will the american taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too big to fail. limits on the risks major financial firms can take are central to the reforms i have proposed. they are central to the legislation that's passed the house under the leadership of chairman marty frank and that we are working to pass under the leadership of chairman chris dodd. today i'm putting forth reforms that will strengthen the system while preventing future crises. >> the tough talk hinges on congress. they have to enact legislation for his proposals. >>> courts have long used electronic tracking devices for convicts on parole. now a texas judge is using them on kids who have a habit of skipping school. judge tommy munoz ordered truants to carry a gps unit with them all the time. they have to key in a code five times a day. the judge has tried softer approaches and he says it's time to get tough
of the american people and our first african-american president of the united states america. the first thing i want to let america know is that racism is still amongst us strongly and we must speak on this, fix it and erase it. it is not the color of our skin. it is the greatness of our heart and intelligence of our mind which allows us to learn, feel, and strengthen. i have learned it is not obama that's scaring me. it is the press that practices racism speeches. >> keith, let's talk about the president. how do you think barack obama is doing one year into his presidency? let's stay on topic. >> okay. well, i think the president has been doing great as our leader. he has been asked to build structure with little to no help nor belief, a president of beautiful dreams for our american people, a color blind president. sometimes i ask myself, if the clintons would have won would they have made him the secretary of state? it took -- >> okay. >> it's going to take years and a lot of work. >> you like what he has done and his cabinet appointments and you think he's on the right track. >> i think he
that have been nagging at america for decades. we want to solve them for the next generation. we ran to get the tough stuff done. [ applause ] so as i mentioned last night, i make no apology for trying to fix stuff that's hard. >> the president is following up on last night's state of the union address, of course, as he mentioned there by unveiling $8 billion in funding for new high-speed rail projects. >>> the president's linking several of his initiatives to pumping up employment. they include small business tax cuts, and support for clean energy. creating jobs was the dominate theme of his state of the union address. a research corporation poll finds 78% of those who watched the speech had a positive reaction of a sample of speech watchers was 38% democratic, 25% republican. 48% say their reaction was very positive. 30% say somewhat positive. here's what some voters were saying right after the address. >> the first thing that he said into the speech was, i want a jobs bill on the table, i want things to be done immediately. the one thing i saw from him was concreteness. i was happy about
out yesterday, the dow, 10,173. >>> what, if anything should be done to fix america's health care system? >> we think people should pay more taxes -- >> the new health care reform thing scares me a little bit. >> that is our very own joe carter, he's out getting your views from the street on health care reform. >>> britain is raising its terror threat level from substantial to severe. that's its second highest level. the country's home secretary says although no intelligence suggests an attack is imminent, that level of threat means the government believes a terrorist attack is highly likely. the move comes after the christmas day attempt to blow up a northwest airlines flight in detroit. the suspect allegedly had contact with militant extremists in yemen. well, just days ago, the uk suspended all direct flights to yemen and expanded the security watch list. >>> the u.s. drawdown in iraq is underway. the u.s. marine corps is heading out of the country. the marines will formally hand over control of iraq's western desert to the u.s. army's first armored division today. vice preside
. >> longer sentences aren't going to help. the future child molesters of america, you have to show that they are serious so they don't commit the crime. >> all right. thank you. whoever else is chattering, whoever else is on hold, i'm not sure if it's jacqueline or whoever, sit tight so everybody else can have a chance. holding from orange park florida, are you there in. >> hi, yes, i'm here. >> all right. what is your position on this? the idea that even after a sex offender, who we all agree is the worst of the worst, the most likely to recommit another crime, what do you think about the fact that after they are let out of prison, some states can civilly commit them? what do you think about that? >> personally, let me tell you that i am a mother of a 17-year-old child serving a sentence for a special offense and there is some recent why it happened and why is he there. we don't know what the consequences are of the people, why they did what they did. so we don't have any way to navigate justice on this. god is the one that does that and that's the way i see it. they should not be
. if you have a job, most likely you can have health care. let's get america employed. then when unemployment rates drop back down then focus on secondary concerns. >> what we're hearing from people is i need a job. i need a job. we want your views on this topic. should the president continue with the push for health care reform or would you like to see him concentrate more on the economy and getting americans jobs? maybe you think he could accomplish both at the same time. maybe you see these things as intertwined issues. call us at 1-877-tell-hln. if you'd like to e-mail the address is cnn.com/hln. or we read texts as well, hlntv. standard text rates apply. >> we do. we can multitask, can't we? >> yes, we can. >> thanks. >>> nearly a half million gallons of oil gushed into the water at fort arthur, texas, when these two ships came together. there are two sensitive wildlife areas nearby. how it's affecting them and how the clean-up is going. >>> three dozen people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a series of car bombings in baghdad. suicide bombers blew up three cars
america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti and the immediate effort to save lives and delivery leaf and in the long-term effort to rebuild. president preval and i agreed that it is absolutely essential that these efforts are well coordinated among the united states and the government of haiti, with the united nations, which continues to play an essential role, and with the many international partners and aid agencies that are now on the ground. meanwhile, american resources continue to arrive in haiti. search and rescue efforts continue to work, pulling people out of the rubble. our team has saved both the lives of american citizens and haitian citizens, often under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. this morning the aircraft carrier "uss carl vinson" arrived along with helicopter that say will be critical in delivering assistance in the days to come. they are preparing to move badly-needed water, food and other life-saving supplies to priority areas in port-au-prince. food, water and medicine continues to arrive along with doctors and aid workers. at t
to the vitality and strength of america. i would never have had the opportunity to serve in the congress had i not had the support and backing of my political party in connecticut over these years. >> dodd, who was behind in most hypothetical political polls serves connecticut and has at least five terms. he's been a member congress more than 40 years overall. he is the second high profile democratic senator to hang it up in as many days. yesterday north dakota senator byron dorgan announced his retirement. dorgan was elected to the senate back in '92. the senate isn't the only place where democrats are stepping down. colorado governor bill ritter, thought to be a rising star in the party, will not seek a second term come november. >>> the arctic chill that's frozen much of the country this week may stay through the weekend. in atlanta several water mains ruptured this morning causing icy streets and dangerous driving conditions and it could get worse tomorrow. forecasters say snow and ice are possible from south carolina to louisiana with windchills down to near zero. in florida, farmers are
pakistan. perhaps more ominously he threatened more attacks are coming against america both outside and inside the united states. the man sitting enjoyed kalil al- balawi in the video is the new leader of the taliban's pakistani branch. this is another picture from hummam kalil al-balawi's family. he's suspected of blowing himself up in afghanistan on december 30. >>> police in england arrested three men who they say threatened staff aboard a plane bound for dubai. the men were arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat and are in jail in london. the incident happened last night as the plane was getting ready to take off from heathrow airport. all the passengers were taken off the plane while police searched it with bomb-sniffing dogs. they found nothing suspicious. heathrow airport remained open during the incident.y soon have new tools to help them in the fight against alzheimer's disease. one is a drink that may one day be sold at pharmacies. souvenaid is a medical food that may be prescribed by a drk and may delay the symptoms of alzheimer's. there's also an mri scan that may
leaguer. get over it, america. ouch! let's go to the phones here. jim is calling from illinois. jim, do you think he should be back in baseball? >> caller: yes, i do. i think he should be back. i don't agree with him taking steroids, but he's admitted to it and mr. mcgwire probably had the toughest critics to answer to. he had to tell his parents, his wife and his kids. he's got a boy that's probably in the teens, high school. that couldn't have been easy for us. i think it's time for us to let him get on with his life, let him become a hitting instructor for the cardinals and let the issue go. >> do you think in light of all of this he can still be a role model? >> caller: i think there's going to be a lot come out that people don't know about, why he took the steroids. it's not for me to judge who's a role model. i think we have some other pressing issues that we should dwell on instead of mr. mcgwire. >> i dpaugotcha. jim, thank you for calling. marcus is calling from dallas. marcus, are you pro-mcgwire or no? >> definitely pro mcgwire. i want to point out something that is being ove
is president he won't stop spewing hatred until he self destructs. he should apologize to america. stephanie posts this note, i am in the military and i think limbaugh spoke the truth. we don't protect the country. all we do is go around the world and see what poor country we can help next. we need to deal with america before everyone else. >>> we want to hear your views on this. what do you think of rush limbaugh's comments. should we be sending troops to haiti or does the u.s. have enough of its own problems without worrying about other countries. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. >>> police say they have arrested a man who caused a security care at new york's jfk airport. he was a survivor of haiti who was on the way home to brooklyn. he entered the security area through an employee door that set off an alarm. hundreds of passengers had to be rescreened. >> well, it happens. i just hope that somebody gets caught and put them in prison for doing this kind of stuff. >> it was really frustrating, especially because our plane was fully boarded before the time that the breach supposedly occurred, so i
. trip adviser has released its list of dirtiest hotels in america. the highest honor goes to the heritage marie na in san francisco. it's ranking was based on i rate postings. >>> in another sign of these tough economic times, a lot of us are using coupons to cut back on grocery bills. last year for the first time since 1992, shoppers used more coupons than the year before. americans cashed in 3.3 billion packaged goods coupons. that's a 27% increase over 2008. that is according to to a company that tracks these trends. newspapers counted for the majority, but increasing numbers of shoppers are getting their coupons online. >>> this black hen in california has been dodging car, coyotes and animal control officers for more than two months. a spokeswoman says the stand-off could last a while. the hen either runs into the street or flies into a tree when officers approach. >>> dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get them ready for a return to the ocea
. nobody should have it on. we do that in america. we always have under this topic. so this is a little bit out of hand, just another white guy telling american women what they can't do with their bodies. >> not sure what race has to do with it so let's back off that. i'm just asking -- i don't know this necessarily has to have anything to do with how you feel about abortion one way or another but how do you feel about broaching these kinds of topics in a setting like the super bowl? >> caller: i think it's more of a day for fun. i might go for a ride with my son. we may not even watch the game. but it's basically a message of this nature is people make these decisions every day with themselves. we are intelligent enough to be able to do that ourselves. i don't need a commercial for it. i don't think it should be on tv. >> got you. thank you, greg. all right. the so the question is, is the super bowl the right place to highlight such a serious debate like abortion or with so many people watching is it the perfect venue? maybe that's how you see it. we're ready for your views on this. call u
richelle carey hln to be part of the discussion. sarah says there's so many confused people in america about what this health bill really is, i think that having the proceedings on c-span would hopefully give americans a better idea of what it's all about. all right. the question is, should the health care debate be totally transparent and on c-span? it is a campaign promise that president obama made when he was a candidate. and what do you think? do you want it to be transparent? do you want it to be televised or perhaps you think as one caller said that maybe it would make things worse if the cameras were there. maybe you don't want to know how this process works. you can send us an e-mail at cnn.com/hln. send us a text to hlntv. or call us at 1-877-tell-hln. >>> let's move on to breaking news right now. in the michael jackson investigation. a source is telling the associated press prosecutors will seek involuntary manslaughter charges, rather u an indictment, against michael jackson's doctor, that is conrad murray. a law enforcement source says the doctor will be prosecuted on a the
if we're actually looking for him? are we not finding him on purpose so all of america still has an enemy we can hate together and hopefully keep us supporting the wars? like i said, the answers have been all over the place. very, very interesting. lance is calling from new jersey. lance, you actually see a way that there's a, kind of a -- >> caller: i'm from new jersey. >> lance, are you there? >> caller: yes, i'm here. >> from what i understand, you actually see a way that there's a perverse benefit in osama bin laden still being alive? >> caller: yes. if we or somebody else were to have taken him out, who's going to keep all these followers and all the zealots in check? because it seems like they only attack when he says so. so if he wants to live by the prophet and the koran and live up in the mountains, let him. if he can only get out an audiotape, instead of a videotape, that's great. because if he were still wandering around giving orders, i'm sorry, if he was dead, it would be chaos. everybody would be killing everybody over everything. so let him stay alive. let him live
squirrel is back. there she is giving folks quite a show at the mid-america boat and fishing show in cleveland. she throws on her life jacket before hitting the water to encourage people, of course, to practice safe boating. people also get to take pictures with her. twiggy has three more shows today. then she will head to chattanooga's boat show this friday. pretty business. >>> remember the florida football coach that said he would step away from the game because of health reasons? he isn't taking his own advice. joe carter has the latest on coach urban myers' status with the gators. >> morning, susan. myers was cornered by reporters yesterday and asked about his current health condition. and his future with the florida football program. meyer said since taking the leave of absence since the sugar bowl he's gained 20 pounds and feeling much better. he'll take a short break after national signing day on february 3rd but plans to coach the gators during each and every spring football practice which starts march 17th. >>> indianapolis fans showed up by the thousands to support the
and trip to the mall of america. the host drew carey deserved she was fine and proved by winning the big pris j a grim discovery may end a search. we'll talk to jane velez-mitchell next about late-breaking developments in this case.
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